Reply To: Mrod Valve question!!!
Ajshoots I had to go back and look at some of my old posts over on the GTA since I couldn’t remember exactly when I purchased it. I have one of the earlier versions from around 2009. As I mentioned in my previous post I had the gun sitting pressurized and unused for quite a long time. I had since bought two FX’s and two Daystates so my Mrods didn’t get any love. I will point out though that the gun did hold air all that time. It wasn’t until I shot it that the poppet failed. Again I think the material just deteriorated over time. I have ordered two new valve stems and should get them next week.
I would also like to mention I only filled that gun with a Benjamin hand pump. The internals of the gun were totally without moisture or corrosion. So I can say, at least in my experience, using a hand pump had no deleterious effects.
Thanks guys for all the help.